THE EARTHOMOTOR AND OTHER STORIES. Salem, Oregon: From the Press of Statesman Publishing Co., n.d. [1920?]. Octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-231 [232: blank] [233: dedication] [234-236: blank] note frontispiece is included in publisher's pagination; first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), seven illustrations (six full-page) in the text by Murray Wade, original pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Signed presentation inscription by Linton on the front free endpaper. Two variants noted, priority, if any, not determined, one with dedication at back of book (page [233]), the other at front (page [7]), this being one of the latter. Linked short stories of exploration (journey to earth's hollow interior, flight to the moon, etc.) utilizing the "Earthomotor," a burrowing machine, and the "Arctic Bell," a flying boat. Much of the narrative is set in Alaska and the Arctic region. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 510. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 167. Teitler (2013) 764. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09088. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-357. A fine copy in the pictorial dust jacket (illustration and typography matching that used on the binding) with shelf wear at edges, closed tear to upper portion of front panel with internal tape mend, and some general staining and soiling. Rarely found in the jacket. (#109895).

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